Thursday, June 10, 2010


UK singer/songwriter Rachel Unthank and her sister Becky, the main force of Rachel Unthank and The Winterset (now simply known as The Unthanks) deliver a cool version of The Beatles' "Sexy Sadie." Sexy sadies, indeed.

Bang, Bang (I Shot My Baby Down)/ NANCY SINATRA (’66, ’95 collection, How Does That Grab You)

I Move Around/ THE PURRS (’10, Tearing Down Paisley Garden EP)*

Chinatown/ LUNA (’95, Penthouse)

The Right/ LOU BARLOW (’09, Goodnight Unknown)

Penelope Tree/ FELT (’83)

Get Back/ WOODS (’10, At Echo Lake)*

Father to a Sister to a Thought/ PAVEMENT (’95, Wowee Zowee)

I Can Be a Frog/ FLAMING LIPS (’09, Embyonic)*

Adventure Tour/ RUBY SUNS (’08, Sea Lion)

Lion in a Coma/ ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (’09, Merriweather Post Pavilion)

Golden Age/ TV ON THE RADIO (’08, Dear Science)

Drunk Girls/ LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (’10, This is Happening)*

Boys Keep Swinging/ DAVID BOWIE (’79, Lodger)

The Rest is Noise/ FIELD MUSIC ('10, Field Music (Measure)

Merely a Man/ XTC ('89, Oranges & Lemons)

Fanfare/ ERIC MATTHEWS (’95, It’s Heavy in Here)

Little Rage/ THE MICE (’87, Scooter)

New Slang/ THE SHINS (’01, Oh, Inverted World)

Ballad of Big Nothing/ ELLIOT SMITH (’97, Either/Or)

You Can Take Your Time/ NINA NASTASIA (’10, Outlaster)*

R.I.P. Burn Face/ COCOROSIE (’10, Grey Oceans)*

Sexy Sadie/ RACHEL UNTHANK AND THE WINTERSET (’08, Mojo Magazine: The White Album Recovered)

Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk/ THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS (’10, Together)*

Christine/ SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES (’80, Kaleidoscope)

Bigmouth Strikes Again/ THE SMITHS (’86, The Queen is Dead)

Drive On Driver/ MAGNETIC FIELDS (’08, Distortion)

Love Burns/ BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB (’01, self titled)

Far Gone and Out/ JESUS & THE MARY CHAIN (’92, Honey’s Dead)

Kidnapped By Neptune/ SCOUT NIBLETT (’05, Kidnapped By Neptune)

*new or recent release

Sunday, June 6, 2010

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 5 JUNE 2010

NY-based singer/songwriter Nina Nastasia has finally released her first full-length record in three years, Outlaster (on FatCat Records). Brim full of dark tales, orchestral texture (thanks to arranger/bassist Paul Bryan), excellent instrumentation (especially from drummer/percussionist extraordinaire Jay Bellerose), Nastasia's new effort is a brooding gem.

Sixteen Tons/ TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD (’55)

I’m Shakin’/ LITTLE WILLIE JOHN (’60)

So Glad (C. Burnett)/ THE BLASTERS (’80, American Music)

I Asked For Water/ HOWLIN’ WOLF (’56)

Bangkok/ ALEX CHILTON (’75, Bach’s Bottom)

Preachin’ the Blues/ GUN CLUB (’81, Fire of Love)

Red Eye #2/ THE PLUGZ (’81, Better Luck)

I Can’t Stand It Anymore/ THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (’69, The Velvet Underground)

Garbage Man/ THE CRAMPS (’80, The Songs the Lord Taught Us)

Everybody’s Movin’/ GLEN GLENN (’58)

Howlin’ For You/ THE BLACK KEYS (’10, 12” single, b/w "Tighten Up")*

Road Runner/ BO DIDDLEY (’59)

Everyday Things (live at The Whiskey-A-Go-Go, LA, '81)/ THE PLIMSOULS ('10, Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal)*

I Will Dare/ THE REPLACEMENTS (’84, Let It Be)

Ask Me No Questions/ JOHNNY THUNDERS (’78, So Alone)

Venus of Avenue D/ MINK DeVILLE (’77, Cabretta)

Suffering Jukebox/ THE SILVER JEWS (’08, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea)

Lemon World/ THE NATIONAL (’10, High Violet)*

Goodbye Sweet Dreams/ ROKY ERICKSON w/ OKKERVIL RIVER (’10, True Love Cast Out All Evil)*

I Don’t Care If There’s Cursing/ PHOSPHORESCENT (’10, Here’s To Taking It Easy)*

I Wish It Was Saturday Night/ DAVE ALVIN (’87, Every Night Around This Time)

History Lesson - Part II/ MINUTEMEN (’84, Double Nickels on The Dime)

Inside Story/ DON McGLASHIN (’10, Stroke: Songs For Chris Knox)

Talk About the Passion/ REM (’83, Murmur)

You’re a Holy Man/ NINA NASTASIA (’10, Outlaster)*

Trap Doors/ BROKEN BELLS (’10, self titled)*

Aspirations/ THE BICYCLE THIEF (’99, You Come and Go Like a Pop Song)

I Am a Scientist/ GUIDED BY VOICES (’94, Bee Thousand)

Dirty Water/ THE STANDELLS (’66)

20th Century Man/ T. REX (’73, Tanx)

The First Part/ SUPERCHUNK (’94, Foolish)

The English Civil War/ THE CLASH (’78, Give ‘Em Enough Rope)

When You Wish Upon a Star/ CLIFF EDWARDS ('41)

*new or recent release